Mississippi Health Ambassadors Initiative Gears Up for New Year

By: Jessica Breazeale, MHAI Program Coordinator On August 11, 2022, after having monthly virtual meetings, the Mississippi Health Ambassadors Initiative (MHAI) hosted an in-person luncheon at the Mississippi Sports Museum where ambassadors came together to network and fellowship with other members of the program. Sixty-four ambassadors gathered to learn about various health topics from Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Dr. Daniel Edney […]

MAZON Partners with The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi

By: Rhonda Shirley, Director of Government Relations The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi is pleased to continue a collaborative partnership with MAZON, A Jewish Response to Hunger, to reduce the burden of food insecurity in communities across the state. A Quick Reaction Fund grant was recently awarded to The Partnership to support a quick and immediate response to time sensitive […]

City of Moorhead Passes Certification Requirements

By: Rhonda Shirley The City of Moorhead farmers market passed all certification requirements by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce for the 2021 growing seasons, and was recognized as a Mississippi Certified Farmers Market. Markets apply each year for the program, and the 2022 application is well underway. As a result of this certification, fresh produce raised by Mississippi […]

The State of Legislature

Authored by: Rhonda Shirley, Government Relations Director On February 1, the Mississippi legislature faced a major deadline to advance general bills out of originating committees in their respective chambers with a later deadline of February 10 to pass bills on the floor of the House and Senate. All bills that did not pass out of committee in their respective chamber […]

Making an Impact 2022: American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is boldly responding to issues surrounding healthy food access and nutrition security in Metro Jackson communities. The AHA has identified significant funding from local companies and individual donors to support the UMMC EversCare Clinic Food Pantries, which provide approximately 7,200 pounds of food to community members each month.